We held two Public Health Summer School 2021 symposiums at the University of Otago Wellington in February. Building for zero carbon by 2050 and Eviction and its consequences.
The building and construction sector is responsible for 20% of NZ’s carbon emissions and has a key a role to play in achieving our goals for zero carbon emissions by 2050. Tackling this challenge will require all actors in the sector to join forces to make the changes necessary to transform the sector. This New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities symposium brought together experts, policy makers and industry to discuss these issues and the way to make progress to cut carbon emissions from the sector and make our housing healthier.
See below for PDFs of the presentations from the day.
Videos of the presentations will be posted soon.
- Elrond Burrell, MBIE Building for Climate Change programme overview, pdf
- Ralph Chapman, Climate change: scientific, economic and policy context, pdf
- Catherine Leining, Role of the Climate Change Commission, pdf
- Elrond Burrell, Building for Climate Change programme – mitigation frameworks, pdf
- Helen Viggers, Energy Performance Certificates – choosing the best comparison, pdf
- Mark Apperley, Smart grids, smart communities, smart homes, pdf
- Patrick Dougherty, Building well at pace and scale, pdf
- Mark McGuinness, Commercial realities and commercial possibilities: Private developers face the future, pdf
- Guy Shaw, Thinking radically: reliable delivery of healthy, low carbon buildings, pdf
- Ian Shearer, Installing solar in the community, pdf
- Philippa Howden-Chapman, Public housing: maximising wellbeing, pdf
- Erica Finnie, Mobilising our collective power towards a zero carbon future, pdf
In this symposium the He Kāinga Oranga Housing and Health research team presented the results of the Marsden Funded research project: Eviction and its Consequences. This expansive and multidisciplinary study takes a personal, legal, epidemiological and historical lens to the study of eviction. The researchers highlighted the stories and experiences of whānau who have experienced eviction – the factors leading up to the event, the process of eviction and the ongoing implications of losing home.
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